The Dream Girls are coming to Sunderland

Published: 3 May 2021
Reporter: Peter Lathan

West End production Credit: Matt Crockett
Nicole Raquel Dennis

The hit musical Dreamgirls is coming to Sunderland Empire from 23 February to 5 March 2022 as part of its first ever UK tour which opens at Liverpool Empire on 14 December 2021 and finishes at Birmingham Alexandra on 31 December 2022.

Produced in the UK by Sonia Friedman Productions, Dreamgirls had its West End première in December 2016 at London’s Savoy Theatre, 35 years after opening on Broadway. It tells the story of The Dreams—Effie, Lorrell and Deena—three talented young singers in the turbulent 1960s, a revolutionary time in American music history, and follows them on a musical rollercoaster ride through a world of fame, fortune and the ruthless realities of show-business, testing their friendships to the limit.

Nicole Raquel Dennis will play the role of Effie White. Her London stage credits include Alana Beck in the original West End cast of Dear Evan Hansen, the original West End cast of Waitress (Adelphi Theatre), The Book Of Mormon (Prince of Wales Theatre) and Dreamgirls (Savoy Theatre).

Other casting will be announced later.

Booking for the Empire run is now open.